Tom and Jerry Get Scared in 1931

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10/29/2010 1:10 PM |

Tomorrow, Bushwick’s Vaudeville Park teams with Cinebeasts and curator Tom Stathes to present Halloweenie!, a program of vintage Halloween cartoons projected in 16mm (there’s a costume matinee for kids at 2pm, and one for grown-ups at 7).

Among the Fleischer and Ub Iwerks cartoons screening is the very early Tom and Jerry entry “Wot a Night,” which Stathes calls “a classic ‘scary’ entry from 1931, when Depression-era cartoons boasted new sound technology yet depicted situations and home interiors ravished by the economic situation at the time.” Here: